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Top 5 VIP Cruises around the Globe

Everything about taking a cruise is classy and romantic. That is, of course, until you leave the boat, and youre fighting for space in off-shore attractions along with your hundred or so companions. There are exceptions, though. Weve listed the best cruises to take if you want to step out of the usual tourist hellhole. You can call them VIP cruises because youll be served like royalty when you take these tours.

Seven Seas Navigators Cruise to Italy

Top 5 VIP Cruises around the Globe

When you join the Seven Seas Navigator on one of their cruises to Italy, you get to enjoy an all-suite cabin, which keeps most of the ships passengers inside their quarters and out of the corridors. The crew also offers 24-hours of room service, so you can actually enjoy the trip without leaving your room too frequently.

The cruise starts off at Western Mediterranean and passes through Monte Carlo and Rome. Youll also have a private access to Villa Olivia, whereas other cruise passengers only get to view the villas iconic cypress trees from a bus window. Youll get to experience Italy at its finest in the villas fountain- and statue-filled garden. The Genovese familys art collection, also in the villa, is also something you shouldnt miss out on.

The Mediterranean cruise lasts for seven nights, departing every September, October, and June. The price range starts from $4,796 per head.

Pacific Explorers Panama Cruise

Top 5 VIP Cruises around the Globe

Are you tired of the usual tourist itinerary every time you go to Panama? If you are, then its high time you join 99 other passengers on a cruise to Panama in the Pacific Explorer. The cruise starts at Colon, Panama, and on to Los Suenos, Costa Rica. While the cabins arent fancy, the boat has a sundeck thats good enough for your summer tan.

The trips focus is also on learning the culture of Panama, so be ready to mingle with locals who can give you the insiders view of the “lost world” . On the fourth day of your cruise, the ship will be traversing the historical Panama Canal. Passengers will be issued inflatable Zodiacs so they can explore the virgin Darian Jungle. Youll see macaws and monkeys overhead and your guides will be locals from the Embera Indian tribe, too.

Other cruises will probably take you to more accessible tribes like the Kuna in the San Blas islands. This cruise is the only one which takes its passengers to visit the Embera. Aside from the lessons on the tribes native language, youll also be entertained with dance in music. Take note, though, that these numbers are a far cry from the usual limbo dances you get in commercialized cruises.
The cruise between these two seas last for nine nights. They have scheduled tours between December and April, and rates start at $3,799 per head.

Silverseas Egypt Cruise on the Silver Shadow

Top 5 VIP Cruises around the Globe

If you want a cruise youre going to love for both its on-board and in-land activities, its time for you to board the Silver Shadow and go on the Silverseas cruise to Egypt. The cabins of the Silver Shadow are first class, giving you all the amenities a five-star hotel can offer. Imaging sparkling crystals, marble baths and fine linens. Carrying up to 382 passengers, the ship has cabins which are bigger than most Manhattan apartments.

The cruise starts from numerous cities around the world including Florida and New York. Once you reach Egypt, youll be taken not only to the Pyramids but the Valley of Nobles, the Ramoza Tomb, the Valley of the Kings, and the Valley of the Queens as well. These in-land tours are guided by famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, so youll also get the dirt about these ancient nobles.

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